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Facebook chooses Singapore for its first Asian data center

Facebook chooses Singapore for its first Asian data center
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The social media giant has announced that it will build a $1 billion data center in Singapore, the South China Morning Post reports. The data center will be Facebook’s first in Asia and its 15th in the world. In a statement announcing the plans, Facebook said it chose Singapore “for a number of reasons, including robust infrastructure and access to fibre, a talented local workforce, and a great set of community partners.” The 11-story-high, 170,000-square-meter structure will reportedly be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly sites in Asia. It’s expected to open sometime in 2022.

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